Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:51 AM
as some of you know ..... i have been known to write the odd blogg in a vain attempt to keep you guys and gals entertained. Well i have been missing from the forum for the last few months as i have had more important things to do like moveing house.
Well i know WKD runs this thing like a well oiled ship and i have been known to win one or two of thes blog comps.....i was once a good blogger, but as i say I've been bussy and not had time to look arround the forum.
Well i dont know what the topic is for this month ....so this one probebly wont fit in but im going to write it anyway..... if it counts for the freeroll good as they are always good games, if not who cares. Well I'm going to write a blog anyway.... its not poker related it's just a little story of my life.... like it or dom't its up to you.
Right .... lets get back to topic..... FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS..... well I'm not getting any younger ..... and am going through a big change in my life. I am moveing from one country back to my home country.... I cant say for legal reasons but I'm sure all will be well and all for the good in the long term.
Right back to the BELL ...... Now that I'm moveing I have got into a reflective mood.... and there are many things I'm going to miss when I'm gone.... and one of those things is that dam BELL. When i first moved here 18 years ago it drove me nuts..... but over time I've lerned to know it ....love it ....and embrace it.
Right to the story .... the village I live close too and is built into my home address..... about 10 mins walk to the village from my front door ..... everyone knows every one ..... and you get slowly used to that. in the center of the village is a fountain ....a mayres office ( in the old village school) and a church (15th centery) with that dam BELL. #this village is small if we could get every one together from the village we would fit on a london buss!
Right when i first moved here 18 years ago this bell would drive me nuts ..... it would go off at all hours of the night .... and wake me up..... to the point i was thinking about putting in a formal complaint .... on EU rules of sleep depravation...... but slowly it grew on me .... it became part of me and part of my life it grew into my body rythems.
Now for the boreing history part of this blog...... well the main reason that the village had a clock and a bell toll ....was all down to money. It was so the workers in the village would know when its time to get up for work .... when it's time to stop for lunch.... when lunch is finished and when the end of days work is done. And they neede to know this 24 hrs a day because where i live it gets hot in the summer and sometimes the workers will work in the cool of the night and sleep in the day. It was basicly one big clocking on/off system because the workers could not afford to own a watch! WoW times have changed they all have i phones now!
Well to finish off my story..... the great thing about this clock and bell is that i never remember with English church clocks..... but in this country that has been my home for so long ..... the clock and it's bell toll will forever hold a place in my heart ....is that not only does it ring on the hour and half hour...... and I meen 24 hours a day ! ..... but the strange thing is it also rings the hour at 5 min past the hour. So at 6 am it will ring 6 times at 6am then it will ring 6 times at 6:05 ...... and then once at 6:30..... well i guess it was the eqivelent of a village snozze button ...... or the workers heard the bell toll and say how many rings was that ..... "i lost coun't" they would just wait for the 5 min past reminder.
Well that's the end of my story...sure it got nothing to do with poker.... but I'm just starting to say goodbuy to some things that I will never see or hear again. I will surely miss that bell ...... its 4 am here an i can hear it singing out now ..... give me five mins and it will be off again .... but i tell you it has nver woken me up in the last 10 years i guess it's something you grow into.
Like or dislike if you have made it this far then something must have kept you here. Stay well and stay lucky .... as no poker player should ever turn their back on a bit of luck, we all need it.
DONG DONG DONG DONG!